Skip to comments.Charles Daly Shotguns
Posted on 12/06/2018 5:12:48 AM PST by w1n1
How an American, an Italian and a Turkish-made triple-barrel shotgun revived Americas premier sporting arms brand.
Over the past 142 years, the name Charles Daly has earned its place as one of the most recognizable and respected brands in imported firearms.
Mr. Charles Daly and his partners got started in the firearms business in New York City in 1875. By 1889 they renamed the company Charles Daly and a great American shotgun brand was born. Charles Daly didnt design or manufacture shotguns.
Why should he when he knew the best ones were made in Europe by craftsmen with generational experience? Lacking that expertise, American gun makers werent producing many high-quality double-barrel shotguns and Charles Daly made its reputation on finding and importing the best of them for the American sportsman.
A Daly led the firm until 1919, when the company was sold. It had only two more owners from then until 1976.
After 1976, Charles Daly changed hands several more times, before the trademark was purchased by firearms importer KBI Inc. in 1997. KBI greatly expanded the product line to include pump and semi-auto shotguns, and M1911-style handguns. In 2008, Charles Daly Defense was created to market American-made AR-15-style semi-auto firearms, but the core of their product line remained shotguns.
The Charles Daly trademark was bought and sold several more times until the fall of 2016, when it was acquired by Don Madole, the companys former operations manager under KBI. Madoles intent was to revitalize the historic trademark and restore its former standing as a premier brand of sporting arms.
CHARLES DALY'S PATH to restoration was unconventional. After KBIs unexpected collapse, Madole acquired the patent rights to a unique three-barrel shotgun and subsequently developed it for production with a Turkish manufacturer. In 2012, when he approached firearms industry innovator Rino Chiappa of Chiappa Firearms about marketing the gun, Rino agreed
provided that Madole would come to work for him as the general manager of Chiappa Firearms USA. Read the rest of Charles Daly Shotguns.
That three barrel shotgun is one goofy looking gun. It looks to be marketed to the guy who has everything, I can’t see where it’s very practical but it definitely would be a conversation starter.
Charles Daly is a trade name that’s been passed around more than the Kardashian sisters at a NBA post game party. They’ve never actually built any firearms, just contracted with other makers and put their names on them. In the long past they had some quality guns but in recent times they’ve trended towards the low end market.
I have a few of their rifles from when the name was owned by KBI and they were importing Zastava mausers from Serbia. Zastava makes a good functional mauser 98 action that comes a bit rough from the factory but can be made into something really nice in the hands of a good gunsmith.
John Browning used to purchase his rifle barrels from a firm called, Schoverling, Daly, and Gales.
He sent them a letter asking them how to patent a rifle. They sent him the name and address of a patent lawyer. The rest is history.
Always seemed to me to be one of the brands that were marketed to wealthy trap and skeet shooters. I would go into the field with an 870 or a Mossberg 500 or a Sears Roebuck pump shotgun.
I remember being invited to go on a pheasant shoot by my boss. He and one of the engineers had high priced over under guns. I brought one of my shooting buddies and we both had cheap pumps. First we did a 50 rounds each of sporting clays. Me and my friend cleaned their clocks. Then the not so wild pheasants (places there in the field by workers). We worked over a nice little Brittany who was good at her task. My friend and I cleaned their clocks once again.
Too expensive to use exclusively for home defense BUT just imagine the look on the perp's face upon encountering such. If face is intact after use that is!
My brother bought a CD 1911. POS doesn’t feed worth a shyt. Even ball ammo jams.
Can’t fault the design. Maybe polish the feed ramp and upgrade the springs, and use premium magazines. And lube the snot out of it.
I used to have a Charles Daly pump shotgun. Used to. POS wouldn’t even chamber a shell.
Maybe. But you shouldn’t have to do that on a premium pistol.
Armscor is a premium pistol?
So is the *Honcho* 14-inch barrelled shorty pump shotgun. But I've been seeing quite a few of them in local use lately. Oh, Santa....
Compared to the locally produced Paliuntod it sure is.
Can I get one in 16 gauge, with screw-in chokes?
Wow, nice! Paint that black and call it “tactical” and I bet you’d sell a thousand!
Rich Richardson beat you to it by about 65 years. A gun to get a gun.
You might check at your local hardware or auto parts store.
Great link, and thanks for sending it to me. I’d never heard of the guy.
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